The Breakers

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There are vacations and then there are vacations

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One of our favorite spots for vacation? The fabulous Breakers in Palm Beach, of course! 

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While we were there a couple of years ago, I was writing Dear Carolina.

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So, I figured, why should we have all the fun? Let’s bring Khaki and Jodi–and the whole rest of the clan–along too! 

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Khaki’s family, the Masons, are known for doing everything in high style. So, when Khaki’s mom has her book launch, a party in Palm Beach is a natural choice. 

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I actually think this is the very room I based Jodi’s room at the Breakers on. It’s book-worthy, right?

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The insides are show-stopping for sure. But the outside? Well, that’s where the magic happens!

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Palm trees, sparkling pools, gorgeous sky… Just a few things that make Palm Beach so lovely.

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Lying in these lounge chairs, by the sparkling pool, outside a cabana full of napping babies, both Jodi and Khaki make a life-changing decision. 

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But, honestly, with a cabana this fabulous, who wouldn’t be clear-headed enough to make some major life decisions?

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To read more about Jodi, Khaki and the rest of the gangs amazing Palm Beach vacation — and the big decisions that they make, check out Dear Carolina

We’re so excited about how many of you have entered the $500 Shop Design Chic giveaway! If you haven’t yet, it’s not too late! 

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And if you’re in the mood for a little shopping, Nordstrom’s half yearly sale starts today!!

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Gorgeous Gardens and Garden Style!

Hollander Landscape Design

Happy Saturday, chic readers! We are so excited to get to spend a fun weekend with Halsbrook! We all know that flowers are in right now. In our outfits or in our gardens, these spring wardrobe additions are sure to put any warm weather event in full bloom! Whatever your weekend holds, we hope it’s beautiful! 

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Glass Shower Doors

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Happy Thursday, friends! We’re getting so close to the weekend! We have had a fun few days in Georgia and are making our way back home to NC today for some more Dear Carolina events. It has been a great few weeks, and I can’t thank you enough for your support! 

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Jenny Wolfe Interiors

There’s nothing like a long, hot shower to take away the stress of the day, and we adore the clean look of a glass shower door to make a bathroom feel modern and sleek.

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And, of course, there’s nothing like your own bathroom vanity with all of your necessities organized and in their proper spot. 


The Houses of Dear Carolina: Bunny


Of all of the characters in Dear Carolina, Khaki’s good friend Bunny is one our favorites!


She’s a striking, fun and sassy New York woman with her very own style.


Things We Love: Brass Faucets

Brooke Giannetti

  Good morning, readers! We hope all is well with you today! You know we love your emails, so we were so excited when our friend Patti emailed us about her fabulous new kitchen!

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 She, like us, loves to mix gold and silver. And she was wondering: should she use brass in the kitchen? (Although, she mentioned that it seems to be called “gold” these days. Brass is a bad word!)


Mother’s Day Gift Ideas


More of our favorite gift ideas from Shop Design ChicNeiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Norstrom, and Halsbrook.

But our favorite gift idea of all? Dear Carolina, of course!

A moving debut novel about two mothers—one biological and one adoptive—from a compelling new voice in Southern women’s fiction.
One baby girl.
Two strong Southern women.
And the most difficult decision they’ll ever make.

Frances “Khaki” Mason has it all: a thriving interior design career, a loving husband and son, homes in North Carolina and Manhattan—everything except the second child she has always wanted. Jodi, her husband’s nineteen-year-old cousin, is fresh out of rehab, pregnant, and alone. Although the two women couldn’t seem more different, they forge a lifelong connection as Khaki reaches out to Jodi, encouraging her to have her baby. But as Jodi struggles to be the mother she knows her daughter deserves, she will ask Khaki the ultimate favor…

Written to baby Carolina, by both her birth mother and her adoptive one, this is a story that proves that life circumstances shape us but don’t define us—and that families aren’t born, they’re made…

“DEAR CAROLINA is Southern fiction at its best….Beautifully written.”—New York Times bestselling author Eileen Goudge

For personalized, signed pre-orders — and May 5 delivery — email [email protected]!


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